Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Y'all

Yes, happy St. Paddy's Day. A day to remember who we are and where our people came from. To people in Ireland, we Irish-Americans are "plastic paddys", people who prance around "thinking" we're Irish! So be it. We know who we are. It's been said that Europe has too little land and too much history, whereas America has too little history and too much land. That's our problem here. We, the sons and daughters of Ireland, whose parents, grandparents or even great-grandparents came from there have been cut off from our family history. Our people lived in Ireland for thousands of years. Are we to forget all that because our families have lived in the States for a hundred? Does that make us "plastic"?

So here's to our collections of Irish linen and Waterford crystal, corned beef and cabbage dinners, and green plastic tops hats. We're Irish, y'all!


At 9:57 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day CH. I cherish everything Irish passed down to me from my ancestors!


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